Why social media is more than a game of likes for photography

Meet the pro: Verity Milligan

Verity Milligan

(Image credit: Verity Milligan)

Verity is a landscape and commercial photographer based in Birmingham, UK. She’s also an ambassador for Zeiss lenses and a workshop leader with Light and Land.


I think you’d struggle to find a creative who doesn’t occasionally have a love/hate relationship with social media, and I’m no exception. However, the irony is not lost on me that without social media my life would look very different indeed. 

Seemingly by luck, or accident, my photographic career was catapulted to a different stratosphere by various social media platforms, notably Twitter, and I’ve spent the years since feeling equally grateful and bewildered by the opportunities that befell me from merely sharing my work without any real expectation.